If your total wealth is over 1 million dollars you are in the top 0.5% of the global wealth pyramid.
If you have between 100k and 1m, you are in the top 7.5%.
If you have somewhere between 10k and 100k, you are still in the top third of the global pyramid.
If you own over 50 million dollars worth of assets, you are one of only 81,000 people on this planet.
If over 10 million you are still one of the richest 1 million people out of 7 billion people.
Not to say I know many people with Read more [...]
‘Extensive studies of colour perception over several decades have made it clear that there are no colours in the external world, independent of the process of perception.’
Since I was a child I've wondered if what I see to be green is the same as what you see to be green. I wondered if I were to switch places with someone would I be horrified by everyone walking around with green faces or green hair.
That's not the kind of un-real we are talking about here. I think we're safe to assume Read more [...]
The way you answer the questions from my last post about the kind of modeling you might want to do, will largely determine the next steps you should take. Here are some tips on where to begin, and how to go about it...
Look for an agency:
Different motivations for modelling and different types of modelling require different approaches. In general you can google the type of modelling eg "fashion model" or "commercial model" or "swimsuit model" or "plus-size model" with the word "agency" and Read more [...]
I wanna be a model but ... I don't know if I'm beautiful enough / thin enough / how to go about it...
Modeling didn't make me rich or famous, but it allow me to live in Paris, Vienna and Tokyo, meet inspiring people, discover my creative side through photography, fashion, and have a lot of fun. Those experiences have given me some understanding of the modelling world, and tips that might be useful to offer those aspiring to that dream.
From time to time I get calls and emails from young girls, Read more [...]
As I travelled Europe, my “bridge” art project was on my mind. As a result, some fun shots, some (of what I think are pretty) great shots, and some memorable stories that lie behind most of them (which I will have to tell some other day).
Before I begin my rant about food, I would like to say a big HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! I hope it has kicked off to a better start than mine (7am New Years Day I was at the hospital having barnacles taken out of my feet) and that you had a great night celebrating (my night of swimming in the harbour and watching the fireworks was worth this pain the next day).
I thought this post better wait till after Christmas and New Years celebrations. Now is the time that, if you indulged in the delicious Read more [...]
On Monday I did my first fashion shoot for the year. I was modeling my sister’s fashion line (she’s a fashion student at Sydney Tafe) with Gilbert Rossi, an amazing photographer who I've remained friends with over the years.
Rossi was standing about 8 metres away with a long lens, instructing me what to do. Holding myself in a ridiculously awkward position with my elbows out, one hand under a jacket hole, my feet crossed over and trying not to wobble on my ridiculously high heels, I had the Read more [...]
Next Thursday I am going to India and I have a feeling I will be making up for the failure of my February detox.
My sister tells me coffee in India sucks, so that's a start. I wonder if they have chocolate? ... Suppose I'll need a little mayhem after presenting my paper at a Peace and Education conference in Mumbai, but I'll for sure make up for that at a 7-days Ayurvedayoga retreat. Following yoga, hot baths, massages and healthy foods, I'll be doing it rough and tough with 10-days on trains Read more [...]
THE CRAB - IN ENGLAND
I love learning where words come from. England, according to wikipedia, comes from the Old English Englaland, the "Land of the Angles", the Angles being a German Tribes from the Middle ages. Learn something new every day - I always assumed it meant 'my land" or something unoriginal like that.. you know, like the naming of all the monuments in Sydney: the "Harbour Bridge" for a bridge across the harbour, the "Opera House" for the theatre where opera is played , the "Centerpoint" Read more [...]
I'm working on a concept for an upcoming exhibition entitled "Darwin's Bastards" that will be held at Verge Galleries on City Road in November. I'm not yet sure yet my photos will be accepted but it has been an interesting exercise to contemplate how Darwin's theory has been modified and adapted, how it has been used and misused, and how we might transcend the theoretical application and consider the practical implications of life's origins on our lives today.
From the vantage point of 2009 it Read more [...]
South Americans are different. There's some powerful energy inside of them unlike any other people. The eyes of these children say it all.
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The Art Tree Exhibition - my series is called "A Little Inspiration for a Big Idea"...
The little inspiration
The Theory of Evolution is a HUGE idea. But like all ideas, it starts with one thing: a little inspiration. Something happens to you: a feeling, a thought, divine inspiration? Over time this develops, culminating in an idea which if it's a good one, can change the world forever.
Darwin took over twenty years to transform his thoughts into the massive idea unleashed into the Read more [...]
Exhibiting at Manning Artspace, Sydney University - July 2009- August 2013.
The title of the series, Alchemy, was inspired by Paolo Cuelo’s The Alchemist; a four-part series taken over a three-month journey around South America. The first shot of the series was the one in Huacachina - sand dunes in the south of Peru. Not knowing yet quite what I was onto, I played around with the asana Urdhva Dhanurasana, also known as Chakrasana, Upward Bow, Wheel, Backbend or "The Crab" - which, seeing as Read more [...]
Galapagos is not the only awe-inspiring place in Latin America. Here are some of the most mind-blowing sights that with my camera I did it's best to capture...
Uyuni Salt-Lakes, Bolivia
Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
El Calefate, Patagonia
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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Some of my stuff from a few years back. Most of these are from Paris and London. I can’t hardly remember the feeling of having a shaved head… it was liberating, that’s for sure.
This show will be exhibited in Sydney in November 2009, as the “Year of Darwin” (the 150 year anniversary of Origin of Species and Darwin’s 200 year birthday), comes to a close.
Darwin was 26 years old when he undertook his paradigm shattering expedition in the Galapagos and around South America. I too was 26 when I followed Darwin’s footsteps on what would be my own paradigm shifting adventure….
When I FIRST started in Australia and Japan…
This is a short summary of the twenty-seven years I have spent on this planet - giving you some background to where my philosophies and theories are coming from.
I was born in July, during the longest Luna Eclipse of the 20th century. That makes me a Cancer and a Dog, which do tend to describe me quite accurately, and the Luna Eclipse, well, I'm not sure if that makes me a little loony but still it seems pretty cool.
I spent my first two years in Jakarta, Indonesia and Read more [...]
Japanese TV shows, crazy photoshoots, short films and many more things to laugh at... can you guess which are wigs and which are not?!
Sakura Wonderful Jet. A short satire film about flying in different classes.
How good is my Japanese! Shame they don't have the English version up here, it's actually kinda funny.
Buchinuki - I was Yamu-Chan (lamb) - the gaijin (foreigner) TV host-girlfriend of one of the Garage Sale comedians.
My first photoshoot - for a hair magazine. The beginning Read more [...]